Friday, March 14, 2014

Quilts - low volume and cats

This quilt has been in back of my mind for years - pale colors, pretty florals and prints.  Who knew it was actually a 'low volume' quilt !!   Piecing the backing was done a week ago and I delivered to the long-arm quilter yesterday. After years of making quilts for others - this will be the first quilt made just for me.  I'm thinking a pretty pale blue binding -  it's double stamp weekend in honor of National Quilting Day which just might mean a trip to my LQS on Saturday.

It's a different story for the quilt  below - it hasn't been in the back of my mind for years - it's been tucked away, half finished, in a box for years (15+ years I think).  Began before learning about rotary cutters and the importance of 1/4 inch seams. It's not perfect and the cat fabric that was so cute in the 90's is so very old -- it will probably be back in style again soon.  But, it has a lot of memories stitched into it - and it deserves to be completed and used and loved.  Sewing up the pieced backing and adding some old embroidery I can bear to part with - I'm thinking of quilting this one myself or maybe even doing some 'big stitch' quilting.  One thing is for sure, the grandkids will love it.


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